San Juan Comalapa
In 2011, the University of San Carlos Economics Department, led by Professor Ramiro Melendez, produced a report called Informe General: Diagnostico Socioeconomico, Potencialidades Productivas y Propuestas de Inversion. -- poverty, biodiversity and human health (food, water, sanitation).
2150 meters above sea level.
As of March 2009, 97% of the population of 41,250 was indigenous Kaqchikel Maya.
14 villages, 14 small extra-urban neighborhoods, and 4 urban zones.
The mayor, democratically elected every four years, manages administration of the local government.
Three religions: Catholicism, Protestantism and traditional Mayan.
Two seasons: the dry season (November through April) and the rainy season (May through October). The average annual rainfall is 1500mm.
The average annual temperature ranges from 14 to 22 degrees Celsius. Humidity is consistently between 70% and 80% (Melendez, 2011).
- Marroquin Melendez, Ramiro. Informe General. Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas. (2011)
- Sanchez Rojas, Karin Magali. Capitulo 3, "Marco Contextual" (Contextual Information of Comalapa). Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, Facultad de Arquitectura. (2008)
- Pluquet, Ophélie. "Long Way Home: Report Survey 2012" (2012)
- Queme Barneond, Heidy Gabriela. "LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR INDÍGENA COMO PROCESO DE DESCOLONIZACIÓN Y REIVINDICACIÓN DE LA IDENTIDAD MAYA-KAQCHIKEL" ('Indigenous Higher Education as a Process of Decolonization and Claims of the Identity Maya-Kaqchikel') Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala, Facultad Ciencias Sociales. (2015)